Sacrament Preparation

Updates on all information are published in the weekly Newsletter.

Marriage in the Catholic Church

In our Diocese, you are now required to give twelve months’ notice of your intent to marry in Church. If you are considering marriage in 2020 now is the time to make contact!


There are designated Sundays through the church year for the celebration of this Sacrament.

Our next Baptism Preparation takes place on Saturday 12th May in the Community Room at St John of Rochester Church 11am.

Baptisms are currently planned for the following locations/dates:

  1. Our Lady of the Assumption Sunday– 27th May 12.30pm
  2. St John of Rochester– Saturday 2nd June 11am
  3. By arrangement in a weekend Mass.

Further dates for the second half of 2018 will be published in due course.

Adult Baptism

Preparation for this is ongoing through the year but would usually begin in September. Those preparing for Adult Baptism would need to speak to the Parish Priest before joining the course. A celebration will often take place at the Easter Vigil.

Reconciliation/Holy Communion

The details of the current First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion  programme can be found here.


The details of the current Confirmation programme can be found here.

Sacrament of the Sick

This Sacrament can be celebrated at any time and should be before a significant hospital procedure. For the elderly, it can be celebrated at a Parish Mass or at home. Please be in touch with Fr. Chris to arrange the Sacrament.


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